We are very excited to meet in West Palm Beach, Florida, from June 16 to 19! The Graduate Student Division (GSD) has expanded programming this year designed specifically to advance your skills and help you achieve career goals, all while forging connections with fellow graduate students and industry pros.

New for 2024! We’re offering an all-inclusive discounted registration of $285. By selecting the “Grad Student Career Pass” as you register, you’ll automatically get a bundled ticket to all the GSD events listed below. The Grad Student Career Pass provides you with invaluable access to programming to boost your future career in dairy.


Register online through our secure transaction system, and note that all credit card charges will appear on your statement as “ADSA FASS Merchant Services.”

Current ADSA graduate members save on registration fees and get reduced standard pricing before June 1, 2024—a total savings of $125 for graduate students, making your $10 membership entirely free! Join or renew today to save

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Map out your #ADSA2024 journey! Save time and budget funds with the Grad Student Career Pass, unlocking a discounted bundle to all of the events below, or choose your own adventure with a standard grad student ticket plus an additional fee to attend the GSD social, the educational session dedicated to crafting graphical abstracts, and the career insights luncheon. 

NEW GSD OFFICER ORIENTATION (by invitation only)

Sunday, June 16, 2024
4:00 p.m.–4:45 p.m.

GSD officers, start your #ADSA2024 with a meet-and-greet with the outgoing officers and the new officers. We will discuss the responsibilities of each officer, GSD committees, and the Graduate Student Advisory Council.


Sunday, June 16, 2024
8:00 p.m.–11:00 p.m.
Roxy’s Pub
Additional $35 fee is required if not registered for the Grad Student Career Pass

Join your fellow graduate students at the neighborhood’s favorite local pub for an exciting night of games and networking! This is a perfect time to make fresh connections and meet up with old friends


Monday, June 17, 2024
12:15 p.m.–1:30 p.m.
Additional $20 fee is required if not registered for the Grad Student Career Pass

Dairy scientists nowadays are using novel tools to communicate their science to scientists outside their area of expertise and the general public. One of these tools is a graphical abstract, which is a digital representation of your paper's findings and is currently a requirement to publish in JDS Communications.

We'll be joined in this workshop by JDS Communications Editor in Chief Dr. Jess McArt and ADSA Communications Manager Jess Townsend for the tips and tricks to help make your research visually appealing.

This will be a working lunch, so please be sure to bring one of your abstracts in either print or digital form, as we learn about this digital tool to style your science!


Monday, June 17, 2024
2:30 p.m.–3:30 p.m.
2024 submission rules are out now and entries are due Monday, May 20 at 11:59 p.m. CDT

Can you convey your research in a way that is understandable, fun, and exciting in three minutes or less? A highlight of every Annual Meeting, the 3MT challenge puts your storytelling skills to the test. Join as a contestant and compete for cash prizes (and serious bragging rights), or come to watch and cheer on your fellow students!


Tuesday, June 18, 2024
12:15 p.m.–1:30 p.m.
Additional $20 fee is required if not registered for the Grad Student Career Pass. A boxed lunch is included.

Grads, plan to join us for lunch and networking with a diverse assortment of academia and industry professionals! With a roundtable format this year, you will have the opportunity to connect with professional members about their experiences moving from graduate school to the professional world. This lunch is intended to give students an informal environment in which to inquire about each professional’s personal journey and the challenges they encountered along the way.

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LAST CHANCE FOR DISCOUNTS! Secure your spot now and save with our discounted standard pricing closing June 1

ADSA’s complete draft scientific program for this June’s meeting is now available! Download the program online or via our app

Due to demand, we’ve just added a new hotel to the discounted hotel block for this year's ADSA Annual Meeting. But hurry – spots are going fast!

Be sure to plan your trip to West Palm Beach early. Review our list of recommended travel options, including details on applying for travel authorizations if you’re headed to #ADSA2024 from outside the US.

Want to host an event at the meeting? Submit your event request for ADSA 2024 today.

Explore ADSA's exhibitor and sponsor options for 2024.

An invitation letter request form is now available.